RCMP have laid assault charges following an incident involving referees and family members of a player in the North Eastern Alberta Junior Hockey League ...
On February 18th, Lloydminster RCMP were responded to a call involving a fight at an arena where they were then informed that two referees, aged 36 and 24, were assaulted in a change room after a Junior B hockey game by family members of a player taking part in the game.
51 year old Scott Payne and 23 year old Jayden Payne, both of Lloydminster, were each charged with assault in relation to the skirmish.
Both were released on their own recognizance for Provincial Court on Monday, April 8, 2019.
“This type of behaviour has no place in our hockey community,” says Const. Michael Hagel. “As adults you are responsible to set a good example for the youth playing the game.”
RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any information in relation to this incident.
According to the N.E.A.J.B.H.L.’s website, the date in question featured a playoff game between the Lloydminster Bandits and the Killam Wheat Kings.
Please contact Lloydminster RCMP, your local police or Crime Stoppers if you have any further information.